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What's New: Algonquins of Barriere Lake File Court Action against the Government of Canada

| February 5, 2015

Last Friday, Chief and Council for the Algonquins of Barriere Lake filed a lawsuit against Canada and the community's past and present third party managers, BDO Canada LLP and Hartel Financial Management Corporation. The lawsuit claims harms suffered by Barriere Lake caused by Canada and the third party managers, by mismanaging and withholding funds that were to be used for the benefit of the community and its members.

What's New: Initiative for Democratic Socialism (Slovenia)

| February 4, 2015

Dear friends and supporters, 2014 was a landmark in the development of the Initiative for Democratic Socialism. A year after a series of popular uprisings against austerity measures came to a close we decided that it was time to establish a new and explicitly socialist party. Since its founding congress on March 8th 2014, we have participated in three different elections that presented a real strain and a new challenge for both the organisation, as well as the newly established United Left coalition.

What's New: Why Can't Public Transit Be Free?

by Joe Pinsker | February 4, 2015

About 500 subway riders in Stockholm have an ingenious scheme to avoid paying fares. The group calls itself Planka, and they've banded together because getting caught free-riding comes with a steep $120 penalty. Here's how it works: each member pays about $12 in monthly dues, and the resulting pool of cash more than covers any fines members incur.

What's New: The Politics of the Constitutional Right to Strike

by Charles Smith | February 3, 2015

In SFL v. Saskatchewan, the SCC turned that judicial philosophy on its head and ruled that workers do have collective rights that cannot be easily overturned by government. This represented a historical reversal and expanded the collective provisions of freedom of association in the Charter.

Bullet #1076: Seizing the Opportunity to Fight Austerity

An Interview with Alexis Tsipras | February 3, 2015

The effects of the crisis on Greek society have been truly devastating. It comes as no surprise that there have been major changes in the political scene. Syriza has always offered a detailed analysis of the crisis and the underlying causes. While the mainstream parties led people on -- rather brazenly, I might add -- we were vehement that austerity would have severe negative consequences and lead to recession; these policies simply weren't sustainable.

What's New: Prospects for Syriza

| February 2, 2015

Leo Panitch spoke with NLP's Tom Mills about the prospects for the new radical left Syriza government and what the left elsewhere can do to strengthen their position in Europe.

What's New: For Revolution

by Zillah Eisenstein | February 2, 2015

Revolutionary imagination is the most dangerous thing any of us have to offer. Hopefully there are new revolutionary imaginations happening just now in the U.S. against the present specific racist/imperial/tortuous moment. This consciousness has been forming since long before the brutal murder of Emmett Till, 1955. Now, recent murders by militarized police have sparked a new anti-racist justice movement from Ferguson, Missouri, to Palestinian struggles in Gaza, to Staten Island, New York, and back. As a white anti-racist feminist I want to work with and alongside these new and insurgent activists.

Bullet #1075: The Monster of Soma Rears Its Head

by Sungur Savran | February 1, 2015

The AKP government in Turkey and, in particular, its undisputed leader, Tayyip Erdogan, president of the republic since last August, are usually remembered by the international public for their brazen violation of political and civil rights, their brutality in dealing with the Gezi revolt of June-September 2013, their unabashed support for the sectarian war waged against the Syrian regime by the various offshoots of the Al Qaeda movement and their growing tendency to impose Islamic rules on public life in Turkey, safely the most secular country in the Muslim world.

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Casting Shadows February 28, 2015

As the Rich Get Richer, Unions Are Poised for Comeback February 28, 2015

Libya: The battlefield of the New Arab Cold War February 27, 2015

A view from Athens: why the left shouldn't put all its faith in Syriza February 27, 2015

RCMP claim of B.C. anti-pipeline extremists shocks native, environmental leaders February 27, 2015

The pursuit of Edward Snowden February 27, 2015

Golden Dawn and the 'Dark Forces' February 27, 2015

Renationalise the railways. Cut military spending. February 27, 2015

Stagnant wages for over 80% of Canadian workers February 27, 2015

Canadian Spies Collect Domestic Emails in Secret Security Sweep February 27, 2015

Privatizations in Energy sector cause rift in Greek government February 27, 2015

Lack of provincial funding blamed for looming Toronto university strikes February 27, 2015

Syriza wins time and space February 27, 2015

Greece: a simple macroeconomic guide February 27, 2015

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1:00pm, Sunday March 1, 2015
Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham Street, Toronto.

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Forum: TRANSITogether: Building A Movement

TRANSITogether: Building A Movement
The election of John Tory creates new openings and challenges for the public transit movement in Toronto, as does the large vote for Ford in the city’s inner suburban areas. How are we to understand this moment, and how do we move forward as a transit movement? These are some of the questions posed at this forum. Invited is any one interested in public transit as well as organizations seeking to build, expand and defend the public transit movement. The forum will include speakers, small group discussions and a summary session.

Organized by TTCriders and the Free and Accessible Transit Campaign of the GTWA | Facebook event | PDF poster
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